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Well, I haven't recorded with one, but I'm interested in them too. I'm also curious to hear any reports. I imagine at that price point, most folks in this group would opt for a SD 702. But the convenience of a high quality hand held is really nice. I love traveling with one. I picked one up once at a trade show...it's very small and well built with a metal ...


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Something you may want to consider is using a device like the Zoom H4N or the Marantz PMD661 as a recording device, and buying yourself some decent mic pres to drive the signal (rather than the device's built-in preamps). A Sound Devices MixPre would work well ahead of either of those devices. Or you could look into a piece of used, higher-end, gear like a ...


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"Golden" rules aside, a philosophy that I try to abide by when it comes to purchases (both business and personal) is I can buy something after I have saved 3x the amount I'm looking to spend. This not only guarantees that I'm not spending money I don't have, but allows me the time to comparison shop and make informed decisions about my purchases. You say you ...


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no please don't sell your d50, it's such a wonderful recorder! the zoom might be good (i doubt it but it is possible), but it's not worth it to sell your d50. if you were a freelancer and pay taxes and do investments you've probably already would've paid of the d50. if i were you i would invest in a clean and simple 2 channel preamp and a good bag. buying ...


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I think you're asking too much here. The Zoom F8 is probably one of the cheapest 8 ch. portable solution available. EDIT: Tascam made a "portastudio" too - the Tascam DP24 SD. It has 12 mono tracks and 6 stereo tracks, simultaneous recording of 8 tracks, simultaneous playback of 24 tracks and records on SD-Card. If you reduce the number of channels you'll ...


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While recording ambience sounds in Zoom h6 I have found that I generally have to keep the gain near 8-9 , for situations like general traffic and cityscape 6-7 usually works considering that one is recording in a generally noisy environment. Again when I have tried recording in villages, I really have to push up till 10 sometimes as these places are very ...


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It depends on what you want to achieve, as in how much of the environment you want to keep. A kick sound needs a couple of things; Bass, and some high end to make it cut musically. I'd probably start (depending on the sample) with an eq to get it closer to what I want musically, and then compress to shape the sample. Then I'd use a multiband compressor to ...


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I use a Mix-pre into a Nagra Mezzo. It works well and is very portable. With a pair of DPA 4060's I can pack it into a case and take it anywhere. I've not owned 702 before, so can't comment specifically, but I don't think you would regret either choice. One nice thing about the Mix-pre if you go that route is that it works well with either a 744 or the ...


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I do this rig for myself I simply tie a camera strap to the Zoom H6 and hang it around my neck. The problem is that every time you need to put it on, you have to tie it up like a shoe lace and not quickly like some tether. You cannot use something like a tether or plastic or anything hard to attach the recorder with the strap, otherwise it will give ...


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I recognized that the "Rode Stereo Videomic Pouch/Bag" fits almost perfectly (though a little loose) around the H6. So I use it as a compact stowing solution. The pouch cost me 16 bucs and is made from neoprene. Because I needed a compact carry pouch for the H6 I just took one of those neoprene pouches along with a box cutter and cut away everything that ...


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I think the answer depends on your primary usage. I don't own an LS-100, but I've heard recordings made with it and they sound very good. My guess is that the built on mics need wind protection to be effective outdoors (as most handheld recorder's mics do) I do own a PCM M10 however, and I absolutely love it. The Sony's built on mics don't sound as ...


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I've got an M10 and I love it. As a handheld device, it has very little handling noise, which is great for spur-of-the-moment recording. I find it to be very low noise - definitely good enough for most ambiences. Here is a recording I did with the internal mics of the M10: https://soundcloud.com/hzandbits/french-outdoor-cafe-ambience I have often used ...


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Arnoud, I'm to understand that you purchased the Sonosax SX-R4? If so, just make sure you have a fully charged battery in your R4, as well as an external battery supply with fully charged batteries before you start your day; and bring backup batteries. The R-4 is a great machine with a great sound and wonderful features, but if your batteries die while ...


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you can fit a 7.5v RC battery in the battery compartment of the LE which extends battery life by a few hours over 4xAA. You can attach the same battery to the FR2, and if I am not mistaken it has to be strapped to the side of the machine. As mentioned the LE has no time code and the headphone amp is quite noisy, and the build quality isn't as good as the FR2,...


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The Sound Devices mixers work well with various recorders. This way you get SD preamps quality, and save the money until you can buy serious recorder (SD 744t or 788t, maybe Nomad) The Tascam DR-680 has a very good quality for the money. And it works very good with SD mixers as it can accept a signal that is as hot as +24dBu (top of the range output on SD ...


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I am eyeing the Zaxcom Nomad and that will probably be my next recorder/mixer purchase. It satisfies what I need for doing sfx recording and also will allow me to do docu/eng mixing or a small budget film if need be.


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Have you seen the Sound Devices 7-series recorders? http://www.sounddevices.com Also check the SD 552 out, on the same site but under mixers. It's a mixer with a built in recorder. There are numerous other alternatives. Cheap or expensive. The Tascam DR-680 for example, and the Edirol R-4 Pro are decent field recorders/mixers and a lot of bang for the buck. ...


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I tried MicW i456 on my Samsung Galaxy I9100.It works perfectly. It do not need any accessaries. Simply plug i456 into the earphone connector.


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I partially answer myself. Useful page with information that may be valid for my answer. Maybe you will find it useful : http://pinoutsguide.com/ For the SE smartphone headset pinout, maybe still working http://pinouts.ru/HeadsetsHeadphones/sonyericssson_headset_pinout.shtml


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